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BALLET 422 The film’s ti­tle refers to the 422nd work choreographed for New York City Ballet. This doc­u­men­tary fol­lows the cre­ation of 2013’s Paz de La Jolla , by Justin Peck, a 25-year-old corps de ballet dancer in the com­pany. If there is any drama in the film, it is the­o­ret­i­cal — the chore­og­ra­pher’s youth ver­sus the level of re­spon­si­bil­ity be­fore him. The film of­fers a be­hind-the-scenes look at City Ballet in ac­tion, with scenes of Peck, alone in a stu­dio de­vel­op­ing steps and video­tap­ing him­self with a phone-cam­era propped up on a pi­ano. Rated PG. 75 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts , Santa Fe. (Michael Wade Simp­son) See re­view, Page 48.

BANFF MOUN­TAIN FILM FES­TI­VAL The trav­el­ing fes­ti­val re­turns with its slate of short films about ex­otic lo­ca­tions and cul­tures, and the con­ser­va­tion ef­forts and out­doors ad­ven­tures that hap­pen there. 7 p.m. Mon­day and Tues­day, March 9 and 10, only. Lensic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter , Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

CHAP­PIE Direc­tor Neill Blomkamp brought us the much-loved sci-fi film Dis­trict 9 and the lit­tle-liked sci-fi film Ely­sium . Now, he of­fers a glimpse of a fu­ture in which so­ci­ety is po­liced by ag­gres­sive ro­bots. A man (Dev Pa­tel) re­pro­grams one to think and feel, and it fights back against the op­pres­sion. Hugh Jackman co-stars. Rated R. 120 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

HOPE AND GLORY John Boor­man’s 1987 film Hope

and Glory is con­sid­ered among his best. The comin­gof-age story is based on the direc­tor’s life, telling of his ex­pe­ri­ences as a young lad in wartime Lon­don. Rated PG-13. 113 min­utes. The Screen , Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

KID­NAP­PING MR. HEINEKEN Based loosely on the real-life 1983 kid­nap­ping of Dutch busi­ness­man Freddy Heineken (yes, that Heineken, played here by An­thony Hop­kins), this movie shows the rare half-baked plan that ac­tu­ally works out for the crooks. Sam Wor­thing­ton and Jim Sturgess play two of the kid­nap­pers. Rated R. 94 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema , Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

MOMMY The dif­fi­cul­ties of sin­gle moth­er­hood are ex­am­ined in this Canadian drama in which a wid­owed woman (Anne Dor­val) strug­gles with her trou­bled son (An­toine Olivier Pilon), un­til a neigh­bor be­gins to help. Mommy won the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Fes­ti­val. Rated R. 139 min­utes. In English and French with sub­ti­tles. Re­gal DeVar­gas , Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) QUEEN AND COUN­TRY John Boor­man’s long-awaited fol­low-up to his semi­au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal Hope and Glory (1987) picks up nine years af­ter the events of the first film. Bill Rohan (Cal­lum Turner) is now a young man in mil­i­tary ser­vice dur­ing the Korean War, and his an­tics with his friend Percy (Caleb Landry Jones) get him in trou­ble with su­pe­rior of­fi­cers. On leave from ser­vice, Bill be­comes smit­ten with a tragic, un­avail­able beauty he calls Ophe­lia (Tamsin Eger­ton) and vis­its fam­ily in Twick­en­ham, where they have lived since the Blitz. The film cap­tures the look and feel of Eng­land, a poor but mending coun­try at the time of Queen El­iz­a­beth II’s coro­na­tion. An un­der­stated ef­fort with lit­tle con­ven­tional sto­ry­telling, it’s pos­si­bly Boor­man’s last turn as direc­tor — and the bravura of his ear­lier films is miss­ing. Not rated. 105 min­utes. The Screen , Santa Fe. (Michael Abatemarco)

REEL NEW MEX­ICO The monthly se­ries of films with a New Mex­ico con­nec­tion of­fers The Mi­la­gro Man: The Ir­re­press­ible Mul­ti­cul­tural Life and Lit­er­ary Times of John Ni­chols , a 2012 doc­u­men­tary that ex­plores the lit­er­ary works and so­cial ac­tivism of Taos res­i­dent John Tread­well Ni­chols, au­thor of The

Mi­la­gro Bean­field War . 7 p.m. Thurs­day, March 12, only. Not rated. La Tienda Per­for­mance Space , 7 Caliente Road off Avenida Vista Grande, El­do­rado. (Not re­viewed)

THE SEC­OND BEST EX­OTIC MARIGOLD HO­TEL The whole gang is back — most no­tably Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy — for an­other stay in the ho­tel in In­dia for re­tired Brits (first seen in the 2011 com­edy). This time, Richard Gere brings an Amer­i­can twist to the pro­ceed­ings, get­ting a few of the women all atwit­ter. Rated PG. 122 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas , Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

TH­ESE FI­NAL HOURS This in­de­pen­dent dooms­day fea­ture es­chews the usual spe­cial-ef­fects-laden de­struc­tion and over-the-top ac­tion of big-bud­get pro­duc­tions to tell a story of one man’s re­demp­tion. James (Nathan Phillips) is headed to a party, where he plans to en­gage in a drug- and al­co­hol-fu­eled ben­der af­ter the news comes that a me­teor has struck the North At­lantic. He has just 12 hours be­fore the mas­sive fire­ball reaches his home­town of Perth. The plan is dis­rupted when he re­luc­tantly agrees to help a girl (An­gourie Rice) find her fa­ther. Th­ese Fi­nal Hours is a touch­ing tale with the most bleak of set­tings. Not rated. 87 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema , Santa Fe. (Michael Abatemarco) See

re­view, Page 46. UN­FIN­ISHED BUSI­NESS Vince Vaughn once more plays a put-upon, smart-alecky, white-col­lar shlub in this com­edy, which finds him as a small-busi­ness

owner tak­ing two as­so­ciates (Dave Franco and Tom Wilkin­son) to Europe to close a deal. Things go awry in a hor­ri­ble and zany fash­ion. Rated R. 91 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola.

(Not re­viewed) WHAT WE DO IN THE SHAD­OWS This mock­u­men­tary fea­tures the daily lives of vam­pires living to­gether in Welling­ton, New Zealand. Vi­ago (Taika Waititi), Dea­con (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Je­maine Cle­ment) ar­gue over the stan­dard of clean­li­ness in their vam­pire den and go out for nights on the town. At about 85 min­utes, the film is nearly too long, but it main­tains its ap­peal through ab­sur­dity and sheer charm. Writ­ten and di­rected by Waititi and Cle­ment (best known in this coun­try for their work on the short-lived HBO se­ries Flight of the Con­chords ),

Shad­ows presents vam­pires living in so­cial ex­ile, bum­bling along, and do­ing their best. Not rated. 86 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts , Santa Fe. (Adele Oliveira) See re­view, Page 44.

Colour my world: Judi Dench in The Sec­ond Best Ex­otic Marigold Ho­tel , at Re­gal DeVar­gas in Santa Fe

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